Ecolab BSc and Real World Evidence Manager Ellie Wishart discusses the role of industry partners in clean hospital initiatives at the International Clean Hospital Day Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on October 20, 2022.
Making the best products available on the market for healthcare facilities is key to ensuring the safety of users and the environment. This is the main purpose of the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Regulation. The industry is working very hard to meet the requirements and future assurance of its portfolio of healthcare products for cleaning and disinfecting facilities.
The International Clean Hospitals Day Conference in Geneva on October 20, 2022 is an ideal opportunity for environmental health industry professionals to share their knowledge and expertise on these regulations. The objective we all want to achieve at this conference is that products have a high level of efficacy against micro-organisms, have passed extensive toxicological and ecotoxicological exposure assessments, meet the highest safety standards, and meet the highest level of protection for human health and the environment. It is important that healthcare facilities understand these regulations and ensure that the products they choose meet these requirements and are properly registered. The BPR regulation sets standards for microbial efficacy that ensure disinfectant products are effective against microorganisms that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and provide guidance on the use of safe active ingredients. provide a harmonious approach to Industry can support these facilities in selecting his BPR registered disinfectant products for use in appropriate applications to ensure a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Healthcare environmental health industry leaders Ecolab, Diversey and GAMA Healthcare will come together for a session to discuss the impact of regulation on both healthcare facilities and the industry. There is little awareness of regulations such as his BPR in healthcare facilities. Due to our deep involvement, the purpose of this session at the conference is to highlight how the requirements for products have changed and how to understand the regulatory landscape of products. from the label.
Ecolab is a member and supporter of the Clean Hospitals Initiative and shares the common goal of protecting patients, environmental service workers, healthcare workers and the natural environment through improved environmental health.
The author is responsible for Real World Evidence (RWE) and clinical practice for Ecolab’s Healthcare division. In that role, she has spent her more than 20 years at Ecolab providing infection control solutions to healthcare facilities. The author leads the collection of scientific data, RWE, and clinical practice that support Ecolab’s programs, working to strengthen education, practical knowledge, and best practices in infection prevention.
At the International Clean Hospitals Day Conference, the authors spoke alongside Claire Khosravi of Diversey and Karen Wares of GAMA Healthcare on “Evolving Biocide Standards and Regulations”. A few clouds on the horizon? ”